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Published on December 2nd, 2020 | by Sponsored Content


AFA + ECOMASK: Art Contest Winner Gets Art Featured On Face Masks

An unlikely pairing presents a unique and relevant medium for personal expression, creativity and connection in a year marked by social isolation. This is the premise behind the art contest co-hosted by Art for Activism (AFA) and Ecomask*

AFA is a digital global community sparking initiative through creativity and which showcases impact artists. AFA empowers artists from around the world. Over 15 artists have been featured on Art For Activism since June 2020. Artistic activism is socially relevant, culturally creative, energetic, non-violent, and accessible. 

Art allows us to communicate from afar and generates hope. In times of crisis, a global pandemic and social unrest, art can amplify important voices and messages. In a tumultuous world, art matters. In a recent virtual panel discussion UC Berkeley professors — scholars of music, art and letters — discussed how art might help us better comprehend feelings we’re struggling with today

In this unique collaboration, artists from around the world are being invited to submit their work to AFA to be featured on a special edition Ecomask. The color and design possibilities available to the artists are endless. It is only the form of the mask they must keep in mind. The winning artist will earn 20% of proceeds from the sale of the sustainable face mask and can keep the funds or donate them to a cause of their choosing. 

Ecomask, the most sustainable face mask on the planet, was launched in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the proliferation of single use face mask trash showing up in cities and on beaches around the world. Ecomask aims to use education and awareness to highlight the long lasting and harmful impacts that single use face masks will have on our planet and offers an inspired solution. 

Ecomask face masks are made with a certified FFP2 filter and high quality ECONYL® regenerated nylon which is made from nylon waste like fishing nets diverted from landfills and the natural environment by Healthy Seas. Ecomasks are reusable for three months and at the end of their use, the company collects and recycles the masks to achieve a zero-waste product. 1% of proceeds from all Ecomask purchases are donated to Healthy Seas to combat ocean plastic pollution. 

Find out more about how to enter in the contest here or by visiting the co-hosts websites.

*This post is supported by Ecomask

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